The 30-31 of May in Odessa was held a regular training for the medical service of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine and the National Guard of Ukraine.
The training is called "HIV Prevention in the Armed Forces of Ukraine - testing, c consultancy, reducing risk of infection on the battlefield". Its program was developed by the International NGO "International Institute of HIV / AIDS and Tuberculosis" in co-operation with leading specialists of the Central Sanitary and Epidemiological Department of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine and scientists of the Ukrainian Military Medical Academy with support of the project "DHAPP PEPFAR".
Highly sensitive and specific screening tests are used during the training. It will contribute to the systematical improvement quality of the services which provided to the servicemen of the Ministry of Defense and the National Guard of Ukraine in the department of healthcare institutions.
As previously reported, testing is positively perceived by the troops: according to the Central Sanitary and Epidemiological Department of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, the importance of passing such a survey is understood by servicemen.